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Old February 27, 2014, 01:30 AM
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"Mo' fullah" (more fuller); "line and lenth" (line and length); "liddol bit too much" (little bit too much); "Shilangkah" (Sri Lanka). No, it's not about that ridiculously contrived Indo-Pak accent only his kind of ramkhyat can consider "kewl", but incorrect English. Someone should make a transcript of Ata's commentary so that we may marvel at how one can get an MBA from IBA AND become an English language commentator without speaking grammatically correct English.

Overstating the obvious and mimicking cliches just add to the "absalyudelee biyudee" (absolutely beauty) of his presence. Shamim speaks better English whilst doing the same, but whatever little knowledge he has of the game fades as he gets drunk in the booth. But to his credit, he does recognize our players nowadays. The world laughs at us.
"And do not curse those who call on other than GOD, lest they blaspheme and curse GOD, out of ignorance. We have adorned the works of every group in their eyes. Ultimately, they return to their Lord, then He informs them of everything they had done." (Qur'an 6:108)

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